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New Jersey Memorial Honors Environmentalist Jane Tousman

Edison, New Jersey mayor Thomas Lankey and the township council dedicated a new memorial to honor late environmental activist and former council member Jane Tousman.

The memorial for Tousman, who died March 22 at age 77, is located under a flowering dogwood tree near the second-floor entrance to the Municipal Complex’s Council Chamber. 

Oregon Department of Forestry Now Accepting Online Notifications of Operations

Forestry professionals are not only logging, but will now log-in before doing forestry work. In August 2013, the Oregon Department of Forestry began developing a Notification of Forest Operations process with a simple 21st century solution: E-Notification. Starting October 1, E-Notification occurs through the Forest activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System (FERNS), accessible through the Department’s main web page at

NASF Photo Fellowship: Pennsylvania Wilds and Elk Country Visitor Center

Photo of elk by Leslie RobertsonBy Leslie Robertson
NASF Foundation photography fellow

Today I met up with Jean Devlin, an Education Program Specialist in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) communications department with whom I went on yesterday's timber tour.

Rare Wolverine Caught on Camera in Utah

Wildlife biologists recently scanning photographs taken by a trail camera in the Uinta Mountains last winter saw something never before captured in Utah: the first official photographs of a wolverine.

Kim Hersey, Mammals Conservation Coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), says biologists from the DWR and the United States Forest Service set four stations along the north slope of the Uinta Mountains to capture images of any elusive forest-dwelling carnivores.

Matt Harris New CEO of NASF Partner Arbor Day Foundation

Matt Harris is the new Arbor Day Foundation's new chief executive, only the second in the organization's 42 year history.

"The work of the Arbor Day Foundation is as important as ever," Harris said in an Arbor Day press release.

"We stand poised to expand our leadership role in ensuring that trees are recognized as a vital part of solving challenging global issues. People's lives are positively affected every day by trees. Planting trees helps to address pollution, water quality, climate change, hunger and poverty around the world."

NASF Foundation Photography Fellow to Document Minnesota's Working Forests July 14-18

The NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson is headed to the forests of Minnesota on July 14. 

Robertson will document working forests of Minnesota, including economic benefits from recreation in state forests, public benefits such as clean air and water from St. Paul's urban forests, as well as the professionals that work for the Department of Natural Resources.

White Pine Chainsaw Art!

Mark Tyoe uses a chainsaw as he carves a bear sculpture from white pine on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Salisbury, N.Y. The upstate New York artist’s detailed renderings of curious bears, soaring eagles and other wildlife scenes have won him acclaim and earned him a living for many years.Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, New York carves eagles, mountain men and wolves from white pine. His specialty is bears.

NASF Foundation Photography Fellowship Kicks off July 14

Photo of Leslie RobertsonOur NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie heads to Minnesota on July 14.

Following that trip will be a photographic journey into the forests and Pennsylvania, Florida, Mississippi, and California.

Mississippi Tree Farmer of the Year is Patrice O’Brien

Patrice O'Brien of Oakland is the first woman to win the Mississippi Forestry Association Tree Farmer of the Year award.

O’Brien got into the agriculture business when her father passed away in 1982, leaving the family's Twin Oaks Farm for her and her siblings to manage.

“I was 30 years old at the time and had a full-time job and a 2-year-old son,” O’Brien said. “And here we had this farm. I felt ill-prepared to manage the farm. We eventually decided we should plant the pasture land with pine trees, and that started our first real experience working with trees.”


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